Staff and Governors

Why do we have Governors?

The Government has stated that 'the governing body has general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement' (quote from the 2002 Education Act).

In summary, the three main roles of any governing body are:

  • to take a largely strategic role in the running of the school.
  • to act as a critical friend to the school.
  • to ensure accountability of the governing body to parents and the headteacher to the governing body.

This means that a governing body:

  • acts as a friend/support/help to the school and particularly the headteacher.
  • acts as a representative for parents, staff and members of the community.
  • takes a long term view of developments in school.
  • challenges the headteacher and school leadership team by asking questions.

QEHS Governing Body

The governing body at QEHS has a number of full governors who are supported by student governors and the school's leadership team. A full breakdown is shown below:

Composition of the Governing Body Numbers
Parent Governors 5
Local Authority Governor 1
Staff Governor 1
Headteacher 1
Co-opted Governors 9
Total 17
Student Governors 2


Governing Body Membership

Name Category Committee Member Term Ends
Mr D Allsop Headteacher Steering Committee, Standards Committee, Welfare Committee N/A
Mrs H Bird Co-opted Welfare Committee 28/02/2019
Mrs E Farrar Parent Standards Committee  02/10/2019
Mr J Field Parent Resources Committee 30/01/2022
Mrs D Hall Staff Welfare Committee 10/03/2020
Mr P Harrison Co-opted Steering Committee,               Resources Committe (Chair) 12/07/2020
Mrs J Hunt Parent Resources Committee 30/01/2022
Mrs S Jaehrig (Vice Chair) LA Steering Committee, Welfare Committee (Chair) 18/05/2019
Mrs H Kilmore Parent Standards Committee 21/10/2020 
Mrs J Pilsworth Co-opted

Steering Committee,             Standards Committee (Chair)

Mr S Ralph Co-opted Standards Committee 30/01/2022
Dr C Stanley Co-opted Resources Committee 01/01/2022
Dr J White (Chair) Co-opted Steering Committee, Standards Committee, Resources Committee 24/03/2019
Mr C Williamson Co-opted Resources Committee, Welfare Committee 01/09/2020


Governing Body Associate Members

Name Position Committee Member Voting Rights
Mr Neil Allan Deputy Headteacher Resources Committee, Welfare Committee No
Mr Pete Russell Deputy Headteacher Standards Committee No
Mr John Kingdom Assistant Headteacher

Standards Committee, Welfare Committee 

Ms Marie Muir Assistant Headteacher   No
Mrs Emma Watson Assistant Headteacher Standards Committee, Welfare Committee No
Mrs Debbie Brown School and Operations Manager Welfare Committee No
Eric Green Head Boy Standards Committee Yes - Sub-Committee only
Molly Beharrall Head Girl Welfare Committee Yes - Sub-Committee only




If you would like to give Governors feedback about the strategic running of the school, please click here. Please note: Governors do not involve themselves in day-to-day issues as these are dealt with by the Headteacher and/or Leadership Team.

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